Episode 1: Ditch Diet Thinking

Snapshot of rejecting the diet mentality

We dive into the very first Intuitive Eating principle that was written in Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole's book, Intuitive Eating. Principle number one in the book is "Reject the Diet Mentality", AKA, ditch diet thinking. The first step to embarking on this intuitive eating journey is to start ridding yourself of all of the diet crap.  Food measuring tools, scales, food diary apps, following people on Instagram who promote diet culture, etc.  You may not be able to do this all at once but you need to make a conscious effort to recognize the diet crap in your life and slowly start cleaning house. 

This first step will be hard. This could take a while and that's perfectly fine. You may do this "ditch diet thinking" step for a while, on and off, through the rest of your intuitive eating journey.  It's something you will always come back to in your ever-evolving intuitive eating practice. 

Enjoy this episode as I share practical advice as well as my own journey as to how I slowly, step by step, ditched the diet mentality. I urge you to visit my website and Speaking of Hungry blog. If you have a question you'd like answered on a future podcast episode OR if you're interested in being a guest on my show, please email alison@alisonbarkman.com or send me a message on my Speaking of Hungrypodcast Facebook page. I'm interested in interviewing experts in the field of intuitive eating AS WELL as listeners like you who are trying to navigate the world of anti-diet FREEDOM!

This episode is the first in a series as I dive into the intuitive eating principles with both my take and personal experience weaved in with practical tips for you to start applying intuitive eating to your own life. Stay tuned for the next episode where we will discuss how you can FINALLY "honor your hunger".